Five Goal Third Sends Notre Dame Past Massachusetts, 7-5
Senior Peter Schneider scores two goals and assist for Fighting Irish

Senior Peter Schneider scored two goals and an assist for the Fighting Irish
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 10:26  NDM1-0 EV Connor Hurley (3)Jake Evans/6
1st 13:47  UMA1-1 EV Frank Vatrano (6)Troy Power/5
2nd 0:25  UMA2-1 EV Shane Walsh (2)Steven Iacobellis/8, Frank Vatrano/5
2nd 1:02  NDM2-2 EV Austin Wuthrich (4)Vince Hinostroza/8, Jordan Gross/6
2nd 10:12  UMA3-2 SH Frank Vatrano (7) -
3rd 1:13  NDM3-3 EV Mario Lucia (10)Vince Hinostroza/9, Robbie Russo/8
3rd 5:41  NDM4-3 EV Jordan Gross (2)Thomas DiPauli/11, Robbie Russo/9
3rd 6:53  NDM5-3 EV Peter Schneider (2)Thomas DiPauli/12, Robbie Russo/10
3rd 7:39  NDM6-3 EV GW Luke Ripley (1)Connor Hurley/5, Sam Herr/4
3rd 17:11  UMA4-6 EV Anthony Petrella (1)Brennan Baxandall/3
3rd 18:28  UMA5-6 EV EA Troy Power (3)Dennis Kravchenko/6, Keith Burchett/1
3rd 19:34  NDM7-5 EV EN Peter Schneider (3)Justin Wade/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Notre Dame  1157
Massachusetts  1225
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Notre Dame  891229
Massachusetts  5101025
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Notre Dame (7-8-2)  0/2 1/2 0
Massachusetts (4-10-0)  0/1 2/4 1
Notre Dame Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Chad Katunar (W, 4-3-1)60:005 48820
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Henry Dill (L, 4-6-0)47:396 78217
Steve Mastalerz11:320 0055
Empty Net0:491     

AMHERST, Mass. - UMass hockey took a 3-2 lead into the third period, but Notre Dame scored five in the final frame to best the Minutemen, 7-5 on Friday night at the Mullins Center. Following the loss, UMass sits at 4-10-0 overall, 1-8-0 in Hockey East, while the Fighting Irish improve to 3-2-2 in league action, 7-8-2 overall.

Redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano extended his scoring streak to three straight games with his sixth and seventh goals of the season, while also adding an assist for his second career multi-point game. Redshirt senior Troy Power logged a goal and an assist for his ninth career multi-point game. Freshman Anthony Petrella chipped a goal for his first collegiate tally and classmate Keith Burchett picked up his first career assist.

The Minutemen found themselves trailing, 1-0, 10:26 into the contest as Jake Evans found Connor Hurley alone and streaking towards the net on the left wing.

UMass was quick to respond, with Vatrano's first of the night coming just over three minutes later. Power won the puck along the wall and set up Vatrano's tally that was ripped from the high slot past Chad Katunar at 13:47.

With the second period less than a minute old, junior Shane Walsh gave the Minutemen the lead for the first time on the net, ringing a shot off the underside of the crossbar and in from sophomore Steven Iacobellis and Vatrano at the 25 second mark.

The advantage was short-lived, however. Austin Wuthrich answered 37 seconds later for the Irish with assists going to Vince Hinostroza and Jordan Gross on the play.

Then at the 10:12 mark, Vatrano put the Minutemen back in front, 3-2, as he collected the rebound off a blocked shot on a UMass penalty kill the other way on an odd-man rush and blasted home his first career shorthanded goal.

However, Notre Dame came out in the third period and scored four goals over a span of six minutes, 26 seconds, beginning with Mario Lucia's 10th of the year, 1:13 into the final stanza.

The Minutemen fought back to make it a one-goal game late. Petrella banged home his tally at the near post at 17:11 from sophomore Brennan Baxandall to close the gap to 6-4.

Power then inched UMass closer with his third of the season, knocking in a rebound in front from freshman Dennis Kravchenko and Burchett 18:28 into the third with an extra skater on.

The Irish sealed the victory, though, with Peter Schneider's empty net goal at 19:34.

Notre Dame finished the night with a 29-25 shot advantage while going 0-2 on the power play. The Minutemen were 0-1 with the man advantage.

Katunar totaled 20 saves in net for the Irish and freshman Henry Dill and senior Steve Mastalerz had 17 and five stops, respectively for UMass.

Both teams will be back in action at the Mullins Center tomorrow, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.